California Water Service Group Holding Company Profile (NYSE:CWT)

About California Water Service Group Holding

California Water  Service Group Holding logoCalifornia Water Service Group is a holding company that provides water utility and other related services in California, Washington, New Mexico and Hawaii through its subsidiaries. It operates through supply and distribution of water, and providing water-related utility services segment. Its business comprises the production, purchase, storage, treatment, testing, distribution and sale of water for domestic, industrial, public and irrigation uses, and for fire protection. It provides non-regulated water-related services under agreements with municipalities and other private companies. The non-regulated services include water system operation, billing and meter reading services. Non-regulated operations also include the lease of communication antenna sites and lab services. Its subsidiaries include California Water Service Company, New Mexico Water Service Company, Washington Water Service Company, Hawaii Water Service Company, Inc., CWS Utility Services and HWS Utility Services LLC.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Water Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: Water Utilities
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: CWT
  • CUSIP: 13078810
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $35.55
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $34.00
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $32.89
  • 52-Week Range: $23.20 - $36.85
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 40.43
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 27.10
  • P/E Growth: 4.80
  • Market Cap: $1.70B
  • Outstanding Shares: 47,968,000
  • Beta: 0.65
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 7.05%
  • Return on Equity: 6.56%
  • Return on Assets: 1.81%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.85%
  • Current Ratio: 0.74%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.71%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for California Water Service Group Holding (NYSE:CWT) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 5 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.83)
Consensus Price Target: $32.00 (9.86% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for California Water Service Group Holding (NYSE:CWT)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
1/18/2017MacquarieInitiated CoverageNeutral$32.00View Rating Details
11/23/2016Hilliard LyonsDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
10/28/2016Barclays PLCDowngradeEqual Weight -> Underweight$31.00 -> $28.00View Rating Details
10/14/2016Robert W. BairdInitiated CoverageNeutral$33.00View Rating Details
4/19/2016Janney Montgomery ScottDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
3/7/2016GabelliDowngradeBuy -> Hold$31.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/23/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for California Water Service Group Holding (NYSE:CWT)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/22/2017        
2/23/2017Q416$0.20$146.33 millionN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q316$0.57$0.48$185.80 million$184.27 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2016Q216$0.24$0.24$121.55 million$152.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q116$0.03($0.02)$102.65 million$121.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/24/2016Q4$0.20$0.18$117.57 million$138.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/28/2015Q3$0.67$0.52$183.36 million$183.54 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2015Q215$0.37$0.21$166.85 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/29/2015Q115$0.01$0.03$104.06 million$122.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2015Q414$0.18$0.24$116.70 million$137.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/29/2014Q314$0.68$0.70$205.51 million$191.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2014Q214$0.29$0.36$159.46 million$158.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2014Q114($0.07)($0.11)$111.52 million$110.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/26/2014Q413$0.52$0.12$123.68 million$133.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2013Q313$0.52$0.61$182.83 million$184.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2013Q2 2013$0.27$0.28$145.73 million$154.56 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2013Q1 2013($0.03)$116.17 million$111.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/27/2013Q4 2012$0.09$0.12$117.42 million$121.53 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2012Q312$0.58$0.56$176.18 million$178.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2012$0.33$0.31ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2012$0.04$0.03ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/29/2012$0.18$0.04ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2011$0.61$0.50ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2011$0.25$0.29ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011$0.08$0.13ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/23/2011$0.34$0.23ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for California Water Service Group Holding (NYSE:CWT)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.93 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.31 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q3 20161$0.59$0.59$0.59
Q4 20161$0.19$0.19$0.19
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for California Water Service Group Holding (NYSE:CWT)
Annual Dividend:$0.72
Dividend Yield:2.03%
Dividend Growth:2.50% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:81.82% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
77.42% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
54.96% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:49 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for California Water Service Group Holding (NYSE:CWT)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
1/25/2017quarterly$0.182.07%2/2/20172/6/20172/17/2017
10/26/2016quarterly$0.1711/3/201611/7/201611/18/2016
7/27/2016quarterly$0.178/4/20168/8/20168/19/2016
4/27/2016quarterly$0.175/5/20165/9/20165/20/2016
1/27/2016quarterly$0.172/4/20162/8/20162/19/2016
10/28/2015quarterly$0.1711/5/201511/9/201511/20/2015
7/29/2015quarterly$0.178/6/20158/10/20158/21/2015
4/29/2015quarterly$0.172.81%5/7/20155/11/20155/22/2015
1/29/2015quarterly$0.172.58%2/5/20152/9/20152/20/2015
10/29/2014quarterly$0.162.55%11/6/201411/10/201411/21/2014
10/17/2014oct 14$0.1310/31/201411/17/2014
7/30/2014quarterly$0.162.85%8/7/20148/11/20148/22/2014
4/30/2014quarterly$0.162.92%5/8/20145/12/20145/23/2014
1/29/2014quarterly$0.162.76%2/6/20142/10/20142/21/2014
10/30/2013quarterly$0.162.94%11/7/201311/12/201311/25/2013
7/31/2013quarterly$0.162.92%8/8/20138/12/20138/23/2013
4/24/2013quarterly$0.163.24%5/2/20135/6/20135/17/2013
1/30/2013quarterly$0.163.28%2/7/20132/11/20132/22/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for California Water Service Group Holding (NYSE:CWT)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.00%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 68.63%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
10/11/2016George A VeraDirectorBuy3$31.75$95.25View SEC Filing  
6/13/2016Timothy D TreloarVPSell518$32.06$16,607.08View SEC Filing  
5/12/2016David B HealeyVPSell1,000$28.61$28,610.00View SEC Filing  
5/5/2016Michael B LuuVPSell849$28.69$24,357.81View SEC Filing  
3/15/2016Lynne P McgheeVPSell6,000$26.04$156,240.00View SEC Filing  
3/1/2016Terry BayerDirectorBuy2,722$25.17$68,512.74View SEC Filing  
8/14/2015Ronald D WebbVPBuy1,000$22.28$22,280.00View SEC Filing  
7/13/2015George A VeraDirectorBuy4$23.73$94.92View SEC Filing  
5/14/2015Peter C NelsonDirectorSell10,000$23.85$238,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/11/2015Peter C NelsonDirectorSell10,000$23.91$239,100.00View SEC Filing  
5/7/2015Peter C NelsonDirectorSell10,000$23.68$236,800.00View SEC Filing  
3/11/2015Peter C NelsonDirectorSell4,803$24.39$117,145.17View SEC Filing  
3/10/2015Peter C NelsonDirectorSell10,000$24.00$240,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/9/2015Peter C NelsonDirectorSell10,000$24.14$241,400.00View SEC Filing  
3/5/2015Peter C NelsonDirectorSell5,000$24.64$123,200.00View SEC Filing  
12/3/2014Peter C NelsonDirectorSell10,000$24.64$246,400.00View SEC Filing  
12/1/2014Peter C NelsonDirectorSell10,000$25.02$250,200.00View SEC Filing  
11/26/2014Peter C NelsonDirectorSell10,000$25.45$254,500.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2014Robert GuzzettaInsiderSell7,597$24.68$187,493.96View SEC Filing  
11/11/2014George A VeraDirectorBuy4$25.57$102.28View SEC Filing  
5/12/2014Lynne McgheeInsiderSell3,580$21.65$77,507.00View SEC Filing  
9/13/2013Martin KropelnickiCEOBuy1,370$19.00$26,030.00View SEC Filing  
3/5/2013Lester A SnowDirectorBuy2,751$20.62$56,725.62View SEC Filing  
3/5/2013Martin A KropelnickiCOOBuy7,753$20.62$159,866.86View SEC Filing  
3/5/2013Paul G TownsleyVPBuy3,001$20.62$61,880.62View SEC Filing  
3/5/2013Peter C NelsonCEOBuy12,504$20.62$257,832.48View SEC Filing  
8/6/2012David B HealeyInsiderBuy2,814$18.65$52,481.10View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for California Water Service Group Holding (NYSE:CWT)
DateHeadline
finance.yahoo.com logoAmerican Water Works (AWK) Beats on Q4 Earnings Estimates (NYSE:CWT)
finance.yahoo.com - February 22 at 9:13 AM
wsj.com logo[$$] California’s Dams Set to Face New Stress Tests (NYSE:CWT)
www.wsj.com - February 21 at 5:43 PM
realistinvestor.com logoCalifornia Water Service Group Holding (NYSE:CWT) EPS Projection At $0.26 (NYSE:CWT)
www.realistinvestor.com - February 16 at 1:47 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoExpect Another Increase Soon for This Dividend King (NYSE:CWT)
finance.yahoo.com - February 14 at 5:28 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDividend Kings in Focus: California Water Service Group (NYSE:CWT)
finance.yahoo.com - February 12 at 4:36 PM
finanznachrichten.de logoCALIFORNIA WATER SERVICE GROUP (NYSE:CWT)
www.finanznachrichten.de - February 8 at 3:49 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoCalifornia Water Service Group Schedules Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2016 Earnings Results Announcement and Teleconference (NYSE:CWT)
finance.yahoo.com - February 7 at 5:45 PM
4-traders.com logoCALIFORNIA WATER SERVICE GROUP : ex-dividend day (NYSE:CWT)
www.4-traders.com - February 1 at 10:07 PM
nasdaq.com logoCalifornia Water Service Group Holding (CWT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for ... (NYSE:CWT)
www.nasdaq.com - February 1 at 5:05 PM
News IconRead this before buying California Water Service Group (CWT) for its upcoming $0.18 dividend (NYSE:CWT)
simplywall.st - January 30 at 9:41 AM
4-traders.com logoCALIFORNIA WATER SERVICE GROUP : Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K) (NYSE:CWT)
www.4-traders.com - January 26 at 10:50 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoCALIFORNIA WATER SERVICE GROUP Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NYSE:CWT)
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 26 at 10:50 PM
capitalcube.com logoCalifornia Water Service Group breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : CWT-US : January 26, 2017 (NYSE:CWT)
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 26 at 10:50 PM
cnbc.com logoThe worst of the drought is over for California, but water restrictions continue (NYSE:CWT)
www.cnbc.com - January 26 at 5:50 PM
News IconAre Analysts Predicting a Near-Term Upswing For California Water Service Group Holding (NYSE:CWT)? - Wall Street Beacon (NYSE:CWT)
wsbeacon.com - January 25 at 10:50 PM
News IconEarnings in Full Force, Analysts Take Aim at California Water Service Group Holding (NYSE:CWT) - Wall Street Beacon (NYSE:CWT)
wsbeacon.com - January 25 at 10:50 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCalifornia Water Service Group Board of Directors Declares 288th Consecutive Quarterly Dividend and 50th Consecutive Annual Dividend Increase (NYSE:CWT)
finance.yahoo.com - January 25 at 10:50 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCalifornia Water Service Group Contributes $665,000 to Improve Quality of Life in Communities It Serves (NYSE:CWT)
finance.yahoo.com - January 25 at 5:48 PM
News IconRainy Weather is Sunny for California Water Services Group (CWT) (NYSE:CWT)
stockcharts.com - January 24 at 10:15 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhen will soggy California drop water restrictions? (NYSE:CWT)
finance.yahoo.com - January 24 at 10:15 PM
investornewswire.com logoCalifornia Water Service Group Holding (NYSE:CWT) Strong Sell Recommendations At 1 - Investor Newswire (NYSE:CWT)
www.investornewswire.com - January 22 at 4:35 PM
News IconCalifornia Water Service Group (CWT) is Initiated by Macquarie to Neutral - Highland Mirror (NYSE:CWT)
www.highlandmirror.com - January 20 at 10:49 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCoverage initiated on California Water by Macquarie (NYSE:CWT)
finance.yahoo.com - January 18 at 4:58 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCoverage initiated on California Water by Macquarie (NYSE:CWT)
finance.yahoo.com - January 18 at 4:58 PM
News IconGearing Up For a Bull Run? Analysts Weigh in on California Water Service Group Holding (NYSE:CWT) - Wall Street Beacon (NYSE:CWT)
wsbeacon.com - January 18 at 3:30 AM
News IconStock Perspective: California Water Service Group Holding (NYSE:CWT) Company Earnings Watch - Aiken Advocate (NYSE:CWT)
aikenadvocate.com - January 18 at 3:30 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoCalifornia Water Service to Monitor for Lead and Copper in Schools Within Service Areas (NYSE:CWT)
finance.yahoo.com - January 17 at 5:28 PM
News IconWill The Needle Move For California Water Service Group Holding (NYSE:CWT) Shares This Earnings Season? - Wall Street Beacon (NYSE:CWT)
wsbeacon.com - January 13 at 10:22 PM
capitalcube.com logoCalifornia Water Service Group – Value Analysis (NYSE:CWT) : January 10, 2017 (NYSE:CWT)
www.capitalcube.com - January 10 at 5:33 PM
capitalcube.com logoCalifornia Water Service Group breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : CWT-US : January 9, 2017 (NYSE:CWT)
www.capitalcube.com - January 9 at 4:24 PM
stocksdaily.net logoYearly EPS Estimated Of California Water Service Group Holding (NYSE:CWT) At $1.32 (NYSE:CWT)
www.stocksdaily.net - January 8 at 4:31 PM
News IconCalifornia Water Service Group Holding (NYSE:CWT) Under Analyst Spotlight - UK Market News (NYSE:CWT)
www.ukmarketnews.co.uk - January 6 at 5:04 PM
capitalcube.com logoCalifornia Water Service Group : CWT-US: Dividend Analysis : November 07th, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : January 6, 2017 (NYSE:CWT)
www.capitalcube.com - January 6 at 5:03 PM
stocksdaily.net logoCalifornia Water Service Group Holding (NYSE:CWT) Analysts EPS Target At $0.18 - Stocks Daily (NYSE:CWT)
www.stocksdaily.net - January 4 at 5:41 PM
investornewswire.com logoCalifornia Water Service Group Holding (NYSE:CWT) Strong Buy Recommendations At 0 - Investor Newswire (NYSE:CWT)
www.investornewswire.com - January 2 at 2:37 AM
realistinvestor.com logoCalifornia Water Service Group Holding (NYSE:CWT) EPS Estimaged At $0.26 - RealistInvestor.com (NYSE:CWT)
www.realistinvestor.com - December 30 at 3:00 AM
stocksdaily.net logoCan California Water Service Group Holding (NYSE:CWT) Meet Analysts EPS Target Of $0.18? - Stocks Daily (NYSE:CWT)
www.stocksdaily.net - December 17 at 3:09 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logo4:17 pm California Water announces the California Public Utilities Commission issued a decision on California Water Service's 2015 General Rate Case; authorizes co to invest $658.8 million in water system improvements throughout California (NYSE:CWT)
us.rd.yahoo.com - December 16 at 5:03 PM
insidermonkey.com logoHedge Fund Sentiment Is Stagnant On California Water Service Group (CWT) (NYSE:CWT)
www.insidermonkey.com - December 15 at 5:04 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCalifornia Public Utilities Commission Issues Decision on Cal Water's 2015 General Rate Case (NYSE:CWT)
finance.yahoo.com - December 15 at 5:03 PM
realistinvestor.com logoEPS Forecast OfCalifornia Water Service Group Holding (NYSE:CWT) At $0.26 - RealistInvestor.com (NYSE:CWT)
www.realistinvestor.com - December 15 at 3:41 AM
News IconInsider Trade: California Water Service Group (NYSE:CWT)’s shareholder George Vera Made a Purchase of 3 shares (NYSE:CWT)
www.whatsonthorold.com - December 14 at 5:40 PM
investornewswire.com logoCan Shares Of California Water Service Group Holding (NYSE:CWT) Hit $36? - Investor Newswire (NYSE:CWT)
www.investornewswire.com - December 13 at 5:17 PM
capitalcube.com logoETFs with exposure to California Water Service Group : December 13, 2016 (NYSE:CWT)
www.capitalcube.com - December 13 at 5:17 PM
stocksdaily.net logoCalifornia Water Service Group Holding (NYSE:CWT) Ratings in Focus (NYSE:CWT)
www.stocksdaily.net - December 8 at 5:16 PM
stocksdaily.net logoCalifornia Water Service Group Holding (NYSE:CWT) Yearly EPS Projection At $1.32 (NYSE:CWT)
www.stocksdaily.net - December 3 at 6:57 AM
stocksdaily.net logoCalifornia Water Service Group Holding (NYSE:CWT) Yearly EPS Projection At $1.32 - Stocks Daily (NYSE:CWT)
www.stocksdaily.net - December 2 at 4:55 PM
4-traders.com logoCalifornia Water Service : Cal Water President & CEO to Speak at NYSSA Water Conference (NYSE:CWT)
www.4-traders.com - November 30 at 4:41 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCalifornia Water Service Group Promotes Tim Treloar to Chief Utility Operations Officer and Michael Luu to Chief Information Officer (NYSE:CWT)
finance.yahoo.com - November 30 at 4:41 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCal Water President & CEO to Speak at NYSSA Water Conference (NYSE:CWT)
finance.yahoo.com - November 30 at 4:41 PM

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What is California Water Service Group Holding's stock symbol?

California Water Service Group Holding trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CWT."

How often does California Water Service Group Holding pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for California Water Service Group Holding?

California Water Service Group Holding announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 25th. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 6th will be given a dividend of $0.18 per share on Friday, February 17th. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.03%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 2nd. This is a positive change from California Water Service Group Holding's previous quarterly dividend of $0.17.

Where is California Water Service Group Holding's stock going? Where will California Water Service Group Holding's stock price be in 2017?

6 brokers have issued 12 month target prices for California Water Service Group Holding's stock. Their predictions range from $28.00 to $36.00. On average, they expect California Water Service Group Holding's stock price to reach $32.00 in the next twelve months.

When will California Water Service Group Holding announce their earnings?

California Water Service Group Holding is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February, 22nd 2017.

Who owns California Water Service Group Holding stock?

California Water Service Group Holding's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include VANGUARD GROUP INC Total Shares: 4,797,665 (10.00%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.36%), State Street Corp (2.36%), RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC (1.78%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (0.86%) and Guggenheim Capital LLC (0.39%). Company insiders that own California Water Service Group Holding stock include David B Healey, George A Vera, Lynne P Mcghee, Michael B Luu, Peter C Nelson, Ronald D Webb, Terry Bayer and Timothy D Treloar.

Who sold California Water Service Group Holding stock? Who is selling California Water Service Group Holding stock?

California Water Service Group Holding's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC, Federated Investors Inc. PA, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Leuthold Group LLC, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. and Guggenheim Capital LLC. Company insiders that have sold California Water Service Group Holding stock in the last year include David B Healey, Lynne P Mcghee, Michael B Luu and Timothy D Treloar.

Who bought California Water Service Group Holding stock? Who is buying California Water Service Group Holding stock?

California Water Service Group Holding's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State Street Corp, Cutter & CO Brokerage Inc., Employees Retirement System of Texas, Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC, Summit Global Investments, Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd, Menta Capital LLC and Baillie Gifford & Co.. Company insiders that have bought California Water Service Group Holding stock in the last two years include George A Vera, Ronald D Webb and Terry Bayer.

How do I buy California Water Service Group Holding stock?

Shares of California Water Service Group Holding can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of California Water Service Group Holding stock cost?

One share of California Water Service Group Holding stock can currently be purchased for approximately $35.50.

California Water Service Group Holding (NYSE:CWT) Chart for Thursday, February, 23, 2017


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Dividend Payments by Quarter for California Water  Service Group Holding (NYSE:CWT)

Last Updated on 2/23/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff